For many college seniors that are wrapping up their final year of their undergraduate degree, the last few weeks of school are filled with fun days spent hanging out with friends amidst frantically studying for finals and ensuring graduation. For dirtybird’s youngest protege, Justin Jay, the last few weeks of his senior year in college, much like the rest of his college experience, can be considered anything but typical.


Just one week prior to his stunning Coachella debut at The Do Lab, the LA transplant made his way to Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, for a set at the growing underground festival, Desert Hearts. While many people consider a three-day festival like Desert Hearts to be their premier destination of the weekend, it was Jay’s second stop of the weekend, as the college senior set off to Las Vegas on Friday morning for his fraternity formal. After spending a night in Las Vegas at Disclosure’s Wild Life show, Jay, alongside his formal date and his best friend, Josh Taylor, made their way from Sin City to Desert Hearts, just in time to deliver a stunning three hour set.

Easily moving between his own tracks like his latest effort, “You Give Me Butterflies,” and dirtybird releases like Claude VonStroke’s “Make a Cake,” Justin Jay showed the world why he is considered one of the undergrounds fastest-rising stars, as he’s set to embark on a seven-stop Australia tour just weeks after walking at his very own graduation.

Tracklist:
0:00 – Dene Antony – Enjoy Detroit
1:30 – Claude Vonstroke – Barrump
6:15 – Dakar Carvalho – Woobly w. Breach – Let’s Get Hot
9:30 – Justin Jay – You Give Me Butterflies
14:30 – Paul Simon – Diamonds (Âme Private Edit)
20:30 – Kolsch – Zig w. Scuba – Adrenaline
26:30 – Massimiliano Pagliara – Sensation 9 (Marco & Orpheo Remix) w. Waka Flocka Flame – Grove St. Party
32:00 – Maceo Plex – Conjure Dreams
36:30 – Kill Frenzy – H.O.U.S.E.
40:00 – Claude Vonstroke – Make A Cake
44:00 – D4L – Laffy Taffy (Justin Jay Edit)
48:30 – Chemical Surf & Illusionize – Bass
54:00 – Justin Jay Feat. Josh Taylor – Karma
59:30 – Dubtribe Sound System – Equitoreal
64:15 – Madioko N Rafika – Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix)
1:09:00 – Norken, Deer – Remember That Feeling
1:11:45 – Deniz Kurtel feat. Jada – The L Word (Guy Gerber’s Countryside Remix)
1:15:15 – Code 718 – Equinox (Henrik Schwarz Remix – Dixon Edit)
1:20:00 – Scott Grooves – Movin’ On
1:23:30 – JV – Edit Channel XXX
1:26:30 – Joe Smooth – Promised Land
1:29:45 – Ulf Bonde – Brother Piña
1:33:30 – Super Flu & Andhim – Scuzzlebutt
1:38:30 – Matthew Styles – Hot
1:41:30 – Daft Punk – Revolution 909
1:44:15 – DJ Sneak – Keep Groovin (Ian Pooley Mix)
1:48:00 – Markus Homm, Mihai Popoviciu, Jay Bliss – Bis Co
1:51:00 – Nic Fanciulli – Work the Week
1:53:45 – Jodeci – Freek’ N You (MK Dub)
1:57:00 – Dale Howard – Thinkin
1:59:30 – Audion, Tiga x Ron Costa – Gez Dancing (Eats Reebeef)
2:02:30 – Eats Everything – Vertigo w. MTD & Dutty Dan – Stranded
2:05:45 – Billon Feat. Maxine Ashley – Special (Glimpse Remix)
2:09:30 – Justin Martin – Molokini w. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
2:14:00 – Formally Unknown – Tribalz
2:17:30 – Pete Graham & Lorenzo – Marina Gasolina (808 Refix)
2:20:30 – Justin Jay – Cheese
2:24:15 – Justin Jay Feat. Josh Taylor – What Do You Want

Photo by Randon Vannucchi